Wild and Woody!
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|Wild and Woody!|
|Woody Woodpecker series|
|Directed by||Dick Lundy|
|Produced by||Walter Lantz|
|Story by||Ben Hardaway
|Voices by||Lionel Stander
|Music by||Darrell Calker|
|Animation by||Fred Brunish
|Studio||Walter Lantz Productions|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||December 31, 1948 (U.S.)|
|Running time||6' 31"|
|Preceded by||Wet Blanket Policy|
|Followed by||Drooler's Delight|
Wild and Woody! is the 30th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on December 31, 1948, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by United Artists.
Bandit Buzz Buzzard has been terrorizing a small western town and makes it his duty to dispose of all future sheriffs. Woody Woodpecker soon rides into town, becomes the new sheriff, and vows to get rid of Buzz. After Woody and Buzz share a few drinks, they pit their wits against each other. Their confrontation reaches its climax when Sheriff Woody traps the bandit in a burning stove and tosses a box of dynamite in with him.
- The title Wild and Woody! is a play on the expression, "wild and wooly".
- Wild and Woody! marks the first of several occasions in which Woody actually kills Buzz. This is also the first Woody Woodpecker cartoon to be set in the Old West, and to portray Buzz as an western outlaw.
- Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1948". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.
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